I added Vietnamese to my list of languages to learn, but now the list is too long to see it!
Of course I can access it by hovering over my username for the drop down menu and clicking on Settings and then clicking on Learning Language. I wonder if Duolingo could find a way to show all my languages from the flag icon as well, or allow the list to scroll or rotate so that I could choose any of them. Another acceptable option would be to have a quick link to the Learning Language page, such as : https://www.duolingo.com/settings/direction
So far I don't have that problem, but I had to decrease the zoom on the page so it would show "More Languages". I think that Duolingo technical staff will have to eventually allow the list to scroll, seeing how there are going to be so many more languages coming out in beta in the coming months: Greek, Hungarian, Hebrew, Swahili, Hindi, Klingon, etc.
It will have to be able to scroll.
As well, in another 10 years, maybe some people will have 100 flags after their name and it might take up half a page to show them all, (a slight exaggeration) but who knows?
It could indeed be made more easy, especially when you have multiple sources languages.
What I do is make a bookmark to https://www.duolingo.com/course/vi/en/Learn-Vietnamese-Online and I call that 'EN-VI', this way I can also go to courses that have an other source-language in just two clicks.
That would be confusing to me since there is also an English from Vietnamese course that I already defined like that, but you are right and I will simply call the Vietnamese from English course VI-EN.
Another acceptable option would be to have a quick link to the Learning Language page, such as : https://www.duolingo.com/settings/direction
Clicking the flag icon on the left side of the home page will take you directly to https://www.duolingo.com/settings/direction. It's aptly named Change language.
I do have a flag icon on the left side of my Home page on my computer using windows. The flag icon that I was talking about is just to the left of my profile image, but you cannot click on it to get that. When you mouse over it, there is a drop down menu which worked well until I added too many languages. I can click on the top left three horizontal line icon on my android phone, but Vietnamese is not available on the app yet.
I understood your original post. My comment was specifically for the part I have quoted where you said if there can be an option for getting to the Learning Language page quickly. There already is.
I see some users have many languages to be studied in same time. I think it will be better not to start with a new language until you finish all levels and become expert in the current language. This is my opinion.
Everyone learns differently. I agree that the fastest way to learn a language is to concentrate only on that one language and immerse yourself in it completely. I work with people who come from all over the world, so for me I work first to recognize information, to read it, to understand it, to answer simply, then to improve. I am fluent in French and English and I can converse in Spanish, I can read in many languages. I am learning new alphabets and ways of structuring sentences. Do I stop learning math, because I am learning science? Some languages are interrelated with others. I am learning many Romance languages, many Germanic languages, some Slavic languages, few Celtic languages, Turkish and now Vietnamese. I am making much slower progress with the later languages of course.